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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: endometrial polyps are friable ( which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Possible reasons for abnormal cells in mole biopsy ?

Possible reasons for abnormal cells in mole biopsy ?

Abnormal cells: Certain mole characteristics may lead a physician to biopsy it. Basically, the goal is to rule out a canerous growth. If cells are abnormal, the cells may be in the process of transforming and perhaps, your physician may recommend removing the mole. ...Read more

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At what mm of uterine lining would a doctor order a uterine biopsy? Premenopausal, recent diagnosis breast cancer with periods stopped for 3 months.

At what mm of uterine lining would a doctor order a uterine biopsy? Premenopausal, recent diagnosis breast cancer with periods stopped for 3 months.

Depends: If a woman over the age of 40 comes in with abnormal bleeding or any abnormality of the uterine lining, then they deserve an endometrial biopsy. Breast cancer is often treated with tamoxifen which is associated with pre-cancerous and cancerous changes in the uterus. It sounds like they must have good reason to recommend this test. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal cervical smear and treatment concerns?

Possible reasons for abnormal cervical smear and treatment concerns?

Cervical smear : Abnormal cervical smear results mostly are due to changes caused by HPV virus . Sometimes thrush or similar infections can show inflammation on smear results but they are not a big problem and can be treated easily. ...Read more

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How accurate is an office hysteroscopy endometrial biopsy &polypectomy in showing cancer or hyperplasia?

How accurate is an office hysteroscopy endometrial biopsy &polypectomy  in showing cancer or hyperplasia?

Not entirely - : To make these diagnoses - of cancer and hyperplasia - a pathologist really must examine slides of biopsies or smears. These diagnoses cannot be made with any certainty without microscopic examination. ...Read more

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Post menopausal. Have 9mm thickened uterine lining that biopsy said is benign. No bleeding. Is hysterectomy a radical treatment for this condition?

Post menopausal. Have 9mm thickened uterine lining  that biopsy said is benign. No bleeding. Is hysterectomy a radical treatment for this condition?

Yes: An incidental finding of a slightly thickened uterine lining is not a major emergency. It sounds like your doctor has carefully evaluated you and not found a problem. Unless there is more to the story that I don't know, a hysterectomy seems like a bit of an overkill--like cutting a tomato with a chain-saw when a paring knife would do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

When should an endometrial biopsy be done for abnormal bleeding?

If it is unexplained.: If the cause of abnormal bleeding cannot be explained, especially in women over 40, and definitely in all postmenopausal women, an endometrial biopsy should be done to rule out a cancer of the uterus. An endometrial biopsy will take a sampling of cells from inside the uterine cavity that can be sent to a pathologist to look for abnormal cells or hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy? Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should i worry?

Please call the doc: Who did your biopsy as obviously you need to know the path report before the ablation can be done the spotting could be due to the problem inside the uterus, path should be back 7-10 days after the biopsy. ...Read more

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Possible Endometrial cancer. Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15. What is this suspect of?

Possible Endometrial cancer.  Endometrial biopsy normal. Hysteroscopy D&C recommended because lining is 15.  What is this suspect of?

Endometrial polyp: If the biopsy was negative, chances are minimal that you have cancer. Most likely, you have a polyp causing the thickened endometrium. The hysteroscopy and D&C will show what is definately going on and allow removal of the tissue. It will also confirm the biopsy results, likely showing no cancer. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for postmenopausal bleeding? I had a biopsy and ultrasound. No cancer but uterine walls are thicker than gyn likes.

What are the treatment options for postmenopausal bleeding? I had a biopsy and ultrasound. No cancer but uterine walls are thicker than gyn likes.

Depends: Specific recommendations depend on the amount of bleeding, age and the appearance of the lining. Some cases need visualization with hysteroscopy and possible a D and C. Some need to be treated with medication such as Progesterone. Some will need a hysterectomy ...Read more

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Is there a need for pap smears if supracervical hysterectomy done?

Is there a need for pap smears if supracervical hysterectomy done?

Yes since cervix: If you have a cervix then there is risk of cervical cancer. While this risk declines with age there are new recommendations for how often you should have a pap, and for women over 30 an additional test on same sample for hi risk hpv (human papillomavirus) that causes most cervical cancers. Here's link: http://www.Womenshealthfremont.Com/newsdesk/news/longer-intervals-recommended-for-pap-smears. ...Read more

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For what reasons ultrasound is preferred to x-rays for ovarian tumour?

For what reasons ultrasound is preferred to x-rays for ovarian tumour?

See answer: Plain x-rays do not identify the ovary - ultrasound particularly endovaginal ultrasound not only identifies the ovary accurately but also the bloodflow/vascularity which is a concern in ovarian torsion. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal cells stage 3 in a pap smear?

Possible reasons for abnormal cells stage 3 in a pap smear?

In situ Ca: Pap smears define the presence of cells that have been curetted or shed from the cervix. The test which is about 60% accurate defines early malignancy where there is no cervical bleeding or lesion seen on colposcopy. Abnormal cells require biopsy to see if in situ cervix ca is developing. ...Read more

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If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?

If had endometrial biopsy w/ office hysteroscopy for thick lining path came back normal been on progesterone for 7 months could be cancer now?

Unlikely: Alot depends on your biopsy diagnosis. If it wasjust a thickened lining, and no evidence of hyperplasia, and you were treated with Progesterone for 7 months, a maligancy would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is there a more thorough test for liver cancer than biopsy?

Is there a more thorough test for liver cancer than biopsy?

No: Biopsy would be the most definitive diagnostic means to test the cells themselves for any abnormalities. ...Read more

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Mutiple hysteroscopy w/ d&c for recurring endometrial benign polys now have cin 1 tiny lesion which was removed unreasonable to ask for hysterectomy?

Mutiple hysteroscopy w/ d&c for recurring endometrial benign polys  now have cin 1 tiny lesion which was removed  unreasonable to ask for hysterectomy?

Yes: It appears that you are done with childbearing. If the symptoms are troublesome and risk of cancer is causing concern, you should discuss the option of removal of uterus with your doctor. The surgery is generally safe. ...Read more

Dr. Deepali Kashyap
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Endometrial Biopsy (Definition)

Endometrial biopsy: a common procedure for sampling the inner lining of ...Read more